Young people are being encouraged to study French because of its importance in global trade. The acting Head of the School of Modern Languages at the C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Professor Kamara Abdul-Aziz made this statement in a recent conversation with A1 Radio.
According to Professor Abdul-Aziz, fluency in French has become an absolute necessity for furthering one’s professional career as well as broadening one’s business activities.
He said, “whether you are an employee or self-employed, learning the French language will stand you in good stead when applying for new jobs, seeking new opportunities in your current professional setting, or moving to French-speaking countries in general, and in the West African sub‐region in particular, for business, conferences, workshops and other professional activities.”
He stressed further that, “Ghana is surrounded by mostly Francophone countries like Togo, Cote D’Ivoire and our University is only 40 minutes drive from the Burkina Faso- Ghana border. So pursuing a BSC in French with Communication Studies will open the world to our graduates, starting from the west Africa subregion.”
Speaking to A1 Radio, Professor Abdul-Aziz said, “the overarching objective of this programme is to help prospective candidates to acquire the needed proficiency in the ‘French for Professional Communication’ and use it as a catalyst for achieving their professional or business-related ambitions in this highly competitive global world.”
The Academic programmes and short courses run by the School of Modern Languages at the CKT UTAS include a four-year BSC. French with Communication, Diploma in French with Communication (2yrs), Certificate in French for Professional and Scientific Communication ( 3-6 months sessions all year long). Also, BSC Organizational Communication (4yrs), Diploma Organizational Communication (2yrs) and Certificate in Functional English for International Francophone Students( 3-6 months).
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana